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WakaWaka Virtual Micro-Grids for Rural Communities in Rwanda

The project aims to provide a local energy solution designed to meet the critical needs of rural communities in Rwanda to have access to a sustainable, affordable and clean energy source. WakaWaka solar devices will be accessible to off-grid rural households through pay-as-you-go micro payments – purchasing light and power on demand and simultaneously paying off the devices. The sustainable community-managed financing model will provide interest free credit to households, accumulate community savings, provide income to resellers, and a mechanism for sustainable growth and reinvestment in complementary RE/EE technologies.

Project code: RWA11095

Project Type: Demonstration

Sector: Solar PV

Location of Implementation: Kigali, Rwanda

Duration (months): 12

Organization: World Vision Rwanda

Type of Organization: NGO

Project Office: P.O. Box 1419/Plot # 1327, Rwanda

Country of lead applicant: Rwanda

Website: http://www.wvi.org/rwanda

Status: ongoing